Neil Carlson


Neil has been with the family business since 1964, a business founded by Neil’s father, Otto Carlson. Over the 57-year leadership of the business, Neil grew the company from 35 employees and sales of $500,000 to a team of 350 with sales of more than $50 million. After the divestiture of a division of the business to New Flyer Group Inc. in 2017, the Carlson Group of Companies is now composed of three companies; Carlson Engineered Composites Inc., Carlson Commercial and Industrial Services Ltd., offering commercial painting and sandblasting; and Carlson Truck Outfitters, a leading installer of spray-in box liners and truck accessories.

Neil was the recipient of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Hall of Fame 2017. Among other roles, he is a past Chair of the Construction Labour Relation Council, Past Chair of the Trade Section - Winnipeg Construction Association and was awarded the Insignia of Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star Sweden. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Swedish Council of America and since 1980, has served as Honorary Consul of Sweden.




Chad began his career as a public accountant obtaining his Certified Professional Accounting designation at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, handling large and small clients. He chose this field out of a desire to gain hands-on experience at all levels of business which he now uses at the Eastside Group, where he started in 2007.

Now, after 10 years with the Eastside Group of Companies, the Eastside team has successfully seen the Eastside Group expand its market share, diversify into new industries and develop a high performing management team. Chad believes the Eastside Group has sustained its success for three key reasons: “We are committed to quality”, “We put the customer first”, “Our people are what make Eastside what it is today”.

Chad is proud of the Eastside team at each of its divisions, grateful for the customers who have remained committed to us over the years, and thankful for our suppliers whose partnerships we value greatly, and who have been supportive of our growth and development.


GARTH Danchuk

VICE - president

Garth began his career in composites over 25 years ago producing FRP composite parts for a leading North America bus/coach manufacturer. During this time, he gained valuable hands-on experience in all areas of producing high quality FRP components including production, designing, prototyping and tool building.

Due to his desire and enthusiasm for composites, Garth joined a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of raw materials for the composites industry in 2001. Garth started out in sales which allowed him to work with several composite manufacturers providing products, technical support and training. During this time, he gained vast knowledge in composites and played a vital role in the transition from open molded parts to closed mold which allowed his customers to produce parts more efficiently and consistently. Through teamwork, multitasking and leadership Garth worked his way up to Branch Manager for Western Canada in 2014.

Eastside was a customer of Garth’s for 15 years. During this time Eastside grew to become a world class provider of composites parts and coatings supplying some of the world’s largest OEM’s. Eastside’s approach to business - quality, transparency and the customer comes first outlook - is what contributed to this success. In 2017 when the opportunity presented itself to join the Eastside team, Garth became Business Development Manager for Eastside Industrial Coatings and Composites.


Jordan Moncek

Manufacturing Engineer

Jordan recently began his career as a mechanical/manufacturing engineer at Eastside Industrial after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2015. While attending University, Jordan gained valuable insight into the world of engineering design, specializing in manufacturing courses such as: ‘Introduction to Optimization’, ‘Manufacturing Planning and Quality Control’, and ‘Robotics and Computer Numerical Control’.

Even though Jordan is in the early years of his career, he enjoys the challenges he faces on a day-to-day basis. With the work experience he has gained from Eastside Industrial, Jordan strives for excellence, and now realizes, “what you can learn from a class setting is one thing, but when you take an idea related to engineering design and implement it into a manufacturing environment, you gain valuable insight of how your original ideas of form, fit, and function might change once you see the manufacturing process occur”.

Jordan is proud to be a member of an Eastside Industrial team that strives for continuous improvement and he is excited for the many years to come.